Helms-Burton Act Hardens Blockade, Cuban President Says

Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday stated that the Helms-Burton Act hardens the policy of blockade against Cuba and aims to impose a regime to the liking of the United States government.

The Helms-Burton Act hardens the policy of economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba, pursues the objective of subverting and overthrowing the government and imposing a regime to the liking of the U.S. government. We strongly condemn such interfering policy, the president posted on his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.

In previous messages, Diaz-Cannel condemned the U.S. interventionist policy, following the decision to suspend for only 45 days the activation of Title III of Helms-Burton Act.

We strongly reject this new interventionist, threatening, arrogant provocation that violate international law. The U.S. government demonstrates its contempt towards the rest of the world, the statesman stressed.

He also rejected all kinds of political blackmail and actions to harden the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.

We will not allow the political blackmail, we have enough and legitimate reasons and truths to face so much hostility and contempt with our convictions, Diaz-Canel posted on another message.

The U.S. State Department announced on January 16 the suspension for 45 days of the aforementioned title of the Act that came into force in 1996.

This section establishes the authorization to American citizens to present before U.S. courts lawsuits against any foreigner who ‘traffic’ with American properties that were nationalized in Cuba in the 1960s.

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